Alternative Investments

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Hedge Fund Investors Seek Hungry Managers As Old Guard Fails

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Frustrated with the mediocre performance of some of the industry’s old guard, investors hoping for higher returns are writing checks to a handful of new funds.

Alternative Investors Failing To Diversify, Experts Warn

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Financial advisors are defeating the diversification advantage of alternatives by focusing their clients’ money in too few funds, experts told attendees of an Insured Retirement Institute seminar.

Oaktree’s Marks Warns Liquid-Alternative Funds Won’t Deliver

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Firms including New York Life and Goldman Sachs Group have sought to expand their liquid-alternative offerings, but Oaktree's co-founder says they sound like something for nothing.

Hedge Funds' "Appraisal" Strategy May Become A Lot Less Appealing

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An increasingly popular legal strategy that allows hedge funds to make potentially lucrative bets on takeover deals, and get a return even if they lose, may be about to become much less attractive.

Hedge Fund Betting On Lawsuits Is Spreading

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Hedge funds and others speculating on litigation are making more and larger bets.

Dementia Drug Research Aided By $100 Mln Venture Capital Fund

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The world's first venture capital fund dedicated to finding new ways to prevent and treat dementia has raised $100 million with the backing of the British government and several leading drugmakers.

Global SRI Assets Increased Since 2012, Report Finds

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Socially responsible investment assets grew 61 percent globally over the past two years to $21.4 trillion in 2014 from $13.3 trillion in 2012, according to the Global Sustainable Investment Alliance.

Sailing To The Coasts

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Martin Bicknell's rollup firm Mariner Wealth has been aggressively acquiring RIAs and investment managers.

Making Sense Of Emerging Markets

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The sector oozes long-term potential but faces near-term headwinds.

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